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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps (P.F Chang’s Style)

Skip the restaurant takeout and make this Asian lettuce wraps recipe at home in 20 minutes! Easy to make and healthier because you can control the ingredients. Plus, it’s super fresh and tastes way better.

Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Ingredients for Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Copycat chicken lettuce wraps are made with ground chicken, onions, and water chestnuts in a flavorful sauce, and. wrapped in lettuce leaves for a quick, flavorful, and satisfying meal.

  • Hoisin sauce– 3 tbsp are used for the ground chicken sauce. It is a thick sauce that gives the chicken an amazing slightly sweet flavor.
  • Soy sauce– low sodium soy sauce is recommended (you can always add salt if needed). Use 2 tablespoons to add great flavor to the sauce.
  • Rice wine vinegar– 2 tbsp adds a little acidity to the sauce.
  • Sriracha– 1 tbsp of sriracha is optional but adds great flavor and a little heat. Alternatively, you could use chili paste.
  • Sesame oil– 1 teaspoon gives the sauce a light, nutty flavor.
  • Olive oil– 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil is used to cook the onions.
  • Onion– Dice 1 medium onion to add flavor to the chicken mixture. I recommend using a yellow onion.
  • Garlic– Mince 2 cloves of garlic to flavor the ground chicken.
  • Ginger– Freshly grated ginger is recommended for this recipe. You will use 1 tablespoon.
  • Ground chicken– You need 1 pound of ground chicken to make the lettuce wrap filling. Ground turkey also works well for this recipe.
  • Water chestnuts– ½ cup of canned, drained, and diced water chestnuts add great flavor and a wonderful crunch.
  • Green onions– Thinly slice 2 green onions for the filling then add additional onions on top for garnish.
  • Salt and pepper– Add to taste. You don’t need much salt as the soy sauce and hoisin sauce are salty.
  • Large leafy lettuce– 1 head of (Boston, butter, or bibb lettuce), leaves separated and washed. Choosing flexible lettuce will make it easier to wrap.

Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe

How to Make Lettuce Wraps?

  1. Whisk together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, and sesame oil in a small bowl until completely combined. Set the sauce aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and cook the onions until soft (about 5 minutes). Stir in the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant (about one more minute). Add the ground chicken and cook using a wooden spoon to break up the meat. Cook until cooked through and no pink is left.
  3. Pour the prepared sauce over the chicken and cook for 1-2 minutes to reduce. Remove from the heat then stir in the drained water chestnuts and green onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spoon a large scoop of chicken into the center of each lettuce leaf. Serve.

What Kind of Lettuce for Lettuce Wraps?

For chicken lettuce cups choose a head of leafy lettuce such as butter, bibb, Boston, Romaine, or green leaf. Choose a flexible lettuce that you can wrap around the chicken mixture. Separate the leaves, wash, and dry the leaves thoroughly before serving.

Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe

What is the Sauce on PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps?

The sauce has very similar ingredients to these ground chicken lettuce wraps. It is a mixture of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, and cornstarch.

What to Serve with Lettuce Wraps?

Asian lettuce wrap recipe is good served with white rice or cauliflower rice for a low-carb option. Lettuce wraps pair well with a soup such as a wonton or egg drop soup. Or serve with egg rolls, wontons, or potstickers.

How to Store Lettuce Wraps?

Store leftover lettuce wrap filling in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Store the lettuce separately in the refrigerator.

You can freeze the lettuce wrap (filling only) in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps (P.F Chang's Style)

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps (P.F Chang's Style)

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Skip the restaurant takeout and make this Asian lettuce wraps recipe at home in 20 minutes! Easy to make and healthier because you can control the ingredients. Plus, it's super fresh and tastes way better.

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha (optional)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

For the filling

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ½ cup canned water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 head large leafy lettuce (Boston, bibb, or butter lettuce), leaves separated

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, and sesame oil in a small bowl until completely combined. Set the sauce aside.


  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and cook the onions until soft (about 5 minutes). Stir in the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant (about one more minute).


  3. Add the ground chicken and cook using a wooden spoon to break up the meat. Cook until cooked through with no pink.


  4. Pour the prepared sauce over the chicken and cook for 1-2 minutes to reduce. Turn off the heat then stir in the drained and chopped water chestnuts and green onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  5. Spoon a large scoop of chicken into the center of each lettuce leaf. Serve.

    Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps (P.F Chang's Style)
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 13.7gSaturated Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 771mgCarbohydrates: 15.8gFiber: 2.1gSugar: 6gProtein: 35g
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